Dry Ice, the new play from Theatre Jil Jil Ramamani and supported by the India Foundation for the Arts, will be premiered digitally on SkillBox on September 10.
There will also be a public screening of Dry Ice at AGORA The Space in Guwahati.
The play, written and directed by Vikram Phukan, features Akash Ghosalkar, Nihir Jain & Sahir Mehta, and introduces Akash Ghosalkar.
Created in collaboration with Deepmala Khera & Jai Khadi Khadilkar, the play looks at grief and mourning in the age of the internet, through the particular lens of online queer communities who are given to resilience and despair in equal measure.
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This is a prerecorded performance, for which the team worked remotely from six separate locations in Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati, and Pune.
The digital premieres of the play will be available from September 10-12 at Skillboxes.com.
For the Guwahati audience, there will be a physical screening on September 12 at 3 pm in AGORA, The Space, followed by a panel discussion on ‘Nuances and Representation of Psycho-social Issues on Screen’.
Walk-in tickets and student discount will also be available at the venue for the physical screening on September 12 at 3 pm.
Meet the panelists:
Sahir Mehta has completed his Masters in Acting from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
His acting credits include Max Key’s Mad Forest, the BBC radio drama Hi-Spec, Nadir Khan’s A Few Good Men and many more.
Nihir Jain has completed his postgraduation diploma in acting and theatre-making from the Drama School Mumbai.
His acting credits include the Karnad adaptations and So, So & So Production’s Two Soldiers, showcased at InQueerAble.
One of the finalists of Bombay Times’ Fresh Face 2017, he is a trained dancer and a martial artist.
Akash Ghosalkar has completed his postgraduation diploma in acting and theatre-making from the Drama School Mumbai and has trained in the Meisner technique with Raghav Aggarwal.
His film credits include Vikrant Dhote’s Ajay, which won the best Indian narrative short award at Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival.
Vikram Phukan has written extensively on theatre in publications like The Hindu, Mid-Day, Forbes India, Live Mint, Firstpost, Mumbai Theatre Guide and Stage Impressions.
His theatre credits as playwright/collaborator include Stories in a Song, Limbo, an Indian adaption of Arthur Miller’s The Price.
Dr Kalpana Sarathy is Professor, Social Work at the Centre for Public Health, School of Social Work and also the deputy director at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus.
The language of the 60-min play are Hindi and English.
September 10: At 6 pm (with English subtitles), 9 pm (with Hindi subtitles)
September 11: At 6 pm (with English subtitles), 9 pm (with Hindi subtitles)
September 12: At 3 pm — Screening and panel discussion at AGORA The Space, Guwahati. Walk-in tickets are available at the venue.
September 12: At 6 pm (with English subtitles), 9 pm (with Hindi subtitles)
This project is part of the IFA’s 25 x 25 initiative, supported by lead donor Kshirsagar-Apte Foundation, and philanthropy partners Titan Company Limited, and Priya Paul and Sethu Vaidyanathan.
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